Animal Tracking: Focus on Gaits & Patterns

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 9:30am to 1:00pm
City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department
2600 SW Hillsboro Highway
Hillsboro, OR 97123
United States

Tracking wildlife is a skill you develop with guidance and lots of practice. This class gets you started with some of both.  Learn to read the story behind the tracks you find by understanding basic information about gaits - the way an animal moves - and the pattern of tracks left behind as a result. We spend time indoors drawing and measuring track patterns of local wildlife then go out and look for stories from the night before.

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve Education Building
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Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve is a facility of the City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department bordering the Tualatin River in SW Hillsboro. Features include: 635 acres of wetlands undergoing an active restoration program and riparian forest with four miles of walking trails. Over 200 species of birds recorded. A designated Important Bird Area for wintering waterfowl. Open dawn to dusk. Pets are not allowed. Education Center Building open 10am-4pm daily: real bald eagle nest, interpretive displays, nature store, classroom, restrooms.
$15 Hillsboro Resident / $25 Non-resident

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Steve Engel
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